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Posted 2005-09-29 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Robot Wisdom points to an intriguing article at IndyStar.com about the TV show "Lost" and its connection to the comic book and literary world. According to the article, a novel by Irish author Flann O'Brien will be a prominent feature of Lost's third episode. Past references to printed matter have included a comic book featuring The Flash, The Green Lantern, and a polar bear. Some events in the comic book are reportedly mirrored on the show.

Earlier this year, Lost appeared to be supplemented by an Alternate Reality Game component, but I'm not sure much happened there. Certainly the show's real-life hooks are giving fans ARG-like mysteries to investigate, but it seems like the only ones with all the answers are the show's writers. I've been hooked on the show since its debut, but can't be bothered to do the kind of sleuthing some of the more rabid fans are engaged in. All will be revealed in time, and I can wait.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by csven
September 29, 2005 @ 4:16 pm
     
 
having followed the comic book industry for the better part of three decades (and especially fond of how the writers and artists dealt with industry issues in the mid- to late-80's... especially as a guide to the future of most content), this is an interesting angle. but i'm still hoping "Lost" is what i postulated earlier.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
September 29, 2005 @ 4:42 pm
     
 
You know, I was trying to remember where I read about the is-Lost-a-game theory, and now I know. I really enjoyed that post.

On the topic of comics, I co-published 5 of my own books in the mid-1990s, and would be happy to send you a batch for free (email address here if you want to send me a mailing address). If you like gutter humour and cartoon violence you might enjoy them. I've still got a few hundred taking up space.
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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